Skip to comments.From De Blasio to Obama - Have you ever also agreed with Marxist ideology, Mr. President?
Posted on 09/28/2013 8:53:35 PM PDT by neverdem
Something fascinating and surprisingly honest has happened at the New York Times. In two separate articles, the Times took a page it would usually attribute to Joe McCarthy. In profiling the background of Democratic mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio, who will likely be New York Citys next mayor, and fittingly so, the Times has shed much-needed light on de Blasios disturbing political past. Its a past that includes cheerleading for Nicaraguas Sandinista government and Fidel Castros barbarous regime in Cuba.
The feature piece was done by Times reporter Javier Hernandez, who should be commended for his atypical bravery. In the liberal church, where the Times is both Old and New Testament, Hernandezs blasphemy is...
Surely, if they were confident that Obama was never a Marxist, or had unequivocally fled and rejected Marxist ideology and that guys like me are Neanderthals for pondering the thought theyd have no hesitancy accumulating the ammo to shoot us down. A firm on-the-record repudiation by Obama would pull the rug out from under the right-wing claims that our president was or remains a Marxist in some degree. It would be like producing the birth certificate.
Why not ask? This would be such an easy question for Obama to dismiss. Hey, guys, I was young and, yes, a little radical back then. It was college, the late 70s. Many of us flirted with some crazy ideas back then. But was then. Do you still believe what you believed in college? Ive rejected all that. Heres why and when .
Were still waiting. Were waiting less on Barack Obama than were waiting on just one honest mainstream journalist with access to the president. If the inquiry is okay for the potential mayor of New York, then why not for the leader of the free world?
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There are none.
A mainstream journalist is far more likely to ask Obama if he’d like some warm cocoa or his pillow fluffed.
Unfortunately, it would undoubtedly be like producing the birth certificate. Obama produced a birth certificate against which at least a prima facie case has been made that it is bogus yet the mainstream media will not tolerate a discussion of the evidence.
If Obama makes a firm on the record repudiation of Marxism we have no way of knowing whether it will be bogus or not. More, the mainstream media will not tolerate any discussion.
The author is correct, no difference.
Just for the record, the Quixote Center started out as a phonebooth sized “liberation theology” support group to the already exsiting phonebooth operation known as EPICA, led by marxist Rev. Philip Wheaton, also of DC.
The Center tried to pose as a separate operation but it paralled EPICA and then the Washington Office of Latin America (WOLA), a marxist lobbying group led by the Rev. Joseph Eldridge, a real liberation theology fanatic.
[See, if available somewhere, “The Washington Lobby on Latin America”, by Allen Brownfield,late 1980’s, produced by the Council for Inter-American Security, 30 pp.]
The DC newspapers treated the Center as something “liberal”, never looking into its ties to Latin American communists and red governments/movement.
DeBlasio is a good New York communist/marxist. “Progressive” is just his coverup description.
Your company HQ can be wherever. No need to pay NYC.
Is this a joke?
The REAL question is: Have you ever DISagreed with Marxist ideology?
Because the Lame Stream Media does not ask about Zer0’s Marxist credentials, they have forfeited their credibility. It has become the water carrier for the Obama Syndicate. America’s Fourth Estate is a poor house.
We are seeing stage 4 cancer that has infected our political system.
Obviously, there are millions of Americans who think it's perfectly fine to take hard-earned money from some citizens and spend it on preferred citizens who have not earned it. And equally obviously, many non-Marxist pols of both parties have been doing Grand Theft Citizen for quite some time. That does not make it right. But now we have pols who were open Marxists in their pasts and refuse to disown their past and present proclivities towards a Marxist state. When do have enough? At one point do we either start shooting at one another or have a peaceable split?
New York City to the rest of America: COME TOGETHER ON THE ROAD TO SERFDOM
New York Citys Marxist Power Couple
You Americans are so gullible. No, you wont accept communism outright, but well keep feeding you small doses of socialism until youll finally wake up and find you already have communism. We wont have to fight you. Well so weaken your economy until youll fall like overripe fruit into our hands. Nikita Khrushchev.
NEW YORK CITYS MARXIST POWER COUPLE
by Cliff Kincaid
De Blasio opens up to Baldwin is how MSNBC described Alec Baldwins show with New York Citys Obama-backed Democratic progressive mayoral candidate, Bill De Blasio. I was an early supporter of de Blasios, Baldwin acknowledged.
Having been a virtual arm of the Obama White House for years, MSNBC is now turning into an arm of the de Blasio campaign. De Blasio, a former aide to socialist New York City Mayor David Dinkins, faces law-and-order Republican candidate Joe Lhota on November 5.
De Blasios support for communist regimes in Cuba and Nicaragua, and his embrace of Islam as an emerging political force, were highlighted in a recent New York Times article. The paper also noted his illegal honeymoon to Communist Cuba. However, the mysterious trip occurred in either 1991or 1994, depending on which paper you read, and much about the nature of the travel remains unknown.
Our review of documents concerning de Blasios involvement in the communist-front Nicaragua Solidarity Network confirms that notes of one meeting in 1991 say that he stated that Islam was an emerging power, and wondered if there were progressive elements in Islam we can work with.
Marxists like de Blasio who were sympathetic to the Sandinista liberation struggle in Nicaragua were typically active in support of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), a Soviet/Cuban-backed terrorist group. Indeed, anti-Israel and pro-PLO material was found in the archives of the Nicaragua Solidarity Network.
Another document regarding the vision of the group says, End world capitalism and replace it, and next to de Blasios initials are the words democratic socialism.
Baldwins comments during his MSNBC de Blasio interview included such observations as, You seem to have a very warm positive healthy home life. De Blasio, who is white, married a black woman and former lesbian, Chirlane McCray, and they have had two children together.
Modern-day progressives usually consider it wrong to even discuss the option of voluntarily leaving the homosexual lifestyle, but they have let the matter of McCrays rejection of lesbianism pass without critical comment.
De Blasio says one of his wifes poems about growing up as a young African-American girl in a racist society helped him to fall in love with her.
There is no indication that McCray abandoned Marxism after living in an enclave known as the Combahee River Collective.
The Combahee River Collective had issued a revolutionary 1977 statement saying, We realize that the liberation of all oppressed peoples necessitates the destruction of the political-economic systems of capitalism and imperialism as well as patriarchy. We are socialists because we believe that work must be organized for the collective benefit of those who do the work and create the products, and not for the profit of the bosses. Material resources must be equally distributed among those who create these resources.
We are not convinced, however, that a socialist revolution that is not also a feminist and anti-racist revolution will guarantee our liberation.
The collective has been depicted by the media as a respectable group of feminist intellectuals, who were merely radical in some of their thinking.
The Combahee River Collective statement was favorably cited by Harvard Professor Richard Levins in a Monthly Review article called, Continuing Sources of Marxism: Looking for the Movement as a Whole.
In discussing the emergence of the Combahee River Collective and other such groups, he wrote, In the Communist Manifesto, Marx and Engels state that what distinguishes communists from other socialists is internationalism and looking for the movement as a whole. Looking for the movement as a whole is a fluid concept that expands to embrace ever more inclusive struggles against capitalism and for a just and sustainable world. Increasingly, a movement centered on the working class has to champion the entire cause of the species.
He mentions the Combahee River Collective after noting that a core of strong proto-feminist women [had] emerged in the Communist Party USA just at the time when McCarthyism was making all red organizing difficult.
He went on, Groups such as Redstockings, the Chicago Womens Liberation Union, and the Combahee River Collective and publications such as Sojourner developed a stance against the whole system of oppression. Within feminism, Marxists have played a leading role in insisting on a class analysis that showed that women cannot be treated as a homogeneous mass with common interests, and also struggled against racism within the feminist movement.
Bringing the situation up to date, New York magazine ran a story declaring that Chirlane McCray would be a First Lady in the mold of Hillary Clinton.
On a Spanish language New York radio station, WADO 1280 AM, de Blasio was asked about his Cuba trip and he proved evasive: What did you see in Cuba, what is your impression going on your honeymoon in a country that hasnt had free elections in the last 50 years. What did you get from the trip? The radio host went on, If I can ask you one thing you came back from Cuba with, what was that thing?
As noted by the New York Daily News, de Blasio dodged the questions and replied, I didnt go on a trip to fully study the country, I dont pretend to have full perspective on the country. I have a huge critique of the current government there because its undemocratic.
But it was just as undemocratic then as it is now. So why did he visit the communist-controlled island, and what did he see and do there?
De Blasios opponent, Joe Lhota, has said that de Blasio needs to explain himselfand explain himself nowto the hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers who escaped Marxist tyranny in Asia, Central America, and from behind the Iron Curtain in Eastern Europe.
Lhota noted that de Blasios involvement with the communist Sandinistas didnt happen in 1917; it happened 70 years later when the cruelty and intrinsic failure of communism had become crystal clear to anyone with a modicum of reason.
He added that de Blasio, who promises to tax the rich and spend more public money, is pursuing a class warfare strategy that is directly out of the Marxist playbook.
The new MSNBC show, Up Late with Alec Baldwin, did include some legitimate news reaffirming de Blasios controversial announced intention to crack down on police surveillance of terrorists and criminals. De Blasio opposes the stop-and-frisk practices of the New York Police Department (NYPD) and wants to replace Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, who has authorized surveillance of radical Muslims in order to thwart terrorist attacks.
There have been 16 known terrorist plots against New York City since September 11, 2001, the NYPD says.
The current mayor is Michael Bloomberg, a liberal who has nevertheless been a strong supporter of aggressive police tactics against potential criminals and terrorists.
Bloomberg says, for example, that overturning stop-and-frisk would turn over the streets to the criminals.
Mike Long, the chairman of the Conservative Party of New York, told Emily Miller of The Washington Times, I dont often agree with Mike Bloomberg, but stop and frisk has made New York City that much safer. It has clearly saved the lives of people of color and is absolutely an important tool for making New York City one of the safest cities in the country. Long said that without this enforcement mechanism, we will be like Chicago in very short order.
But the liberal media are betting that Lhotas Republican label will be more objectionable than the communist sympathies of de Blasio and his wife, sympathies that are being played down by most reporters.
Cliff Kincaid is the Director of the AIM Center for Investigative Journalism.
ON THE ROAD TO SERFDOM - 73% OF NEWYORKERS PUT THEIR DESTINY IN THE HANDS OF A COMMUNIST
Posterity! you will never know how much it cost the present generation to preserve your freedom! I hope you will make a good use of it. If you do not, I shall repent in Heaven that I ever took half the pains to preserve it. - John Adams, Letter to Abigail Adams, 1777
When you see that trading is done, not by consent, but by compulsion - when you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing - when you see that money is flowing to those who deal, not in goods, but in favors - when you see that men get richer by graft and by pull than by work, and your laws dont protect you against them, but protect them against you - when you see corruption being rewarded and honesty becoming a self-sacrifice - you may know that your society is doomed. AYN RAND
Obama/de Blasios fait accompli Under de Blasio New York will suffer a worse devastation than 9/11.
New Detroit, on the Hudson!